Reservoir dogs (1992)


Reservoir Dogs starring Harvey KeitelTim Roth and Michael Madsen directed by Quentin Tarantino (1992). A movie famed for its clever way of delivering information via its non linear structure. The beginning scene used an interesting way to introduce its character to the audience by ways of having the camera rotate around the table, and when a change of character would appear or a new shot, like the movie The Rope by Alfred Hitchcock, the camera goes behind a mans back.

"This is one of those rare motion pictures that are both intelligent and visceral at the same time." (Berardinelli.1994)


The films flash backs are attached to each of the characters names, allowing the audience to get to know the character. The torture scene, possibly another influential scene where we see Mr. Blonde dancing to happy music will chopping an officers ear off. At the very end where a three way standoff presents itself, in which Mr. White protects Mr. Orange, they all end up shooting each other making the quote "No honour among thieves" true.

"The movie has earned itself a reputation as a violent picture and provided a convenient platform for some hysterical media reaction. As is often the case, viewing reveals a different truth."(Halidason.2000)


Reservoir Dogs, like The birds directed by Alfred Hitchcock decided that apart from when a character turned on the radio the movie would have no music, this style when done correctly makes the movie more real to the audience because its simulates real life. For instance the scene when Mr. Pink is running away from the cops and threatens a woman to abandoned her car he smashes her window, the sounds of the window breaking was surprisingly real despite the fact I and other members of the audience may not have actually heard a window break. 

"When the aforementioned gruesome incident takes place, with Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with you" blaring away, you'll never listen to that song quite the same way again."(Howe.1992)

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